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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at Institute for Defense Analyses

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good working conditions. Nice people throughout the company. Excellent benefits. I know of many employees who have left only to come back. Senior researchers very encouraging.

Cons

Organization is a little flat, but if you take time and patience to watch and learn, you can build your own program.

Advice to Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Institute for Defense Analyses

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Freedom
    Ability to take indicatives
    Very good working environment, very good ability to contact experts,
    Good support facilities and good employee programs

    Cons

    Only pilot work which has to be funded by customers and very little is funded from internal funds and internal organizations

    Advice to Management

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    Summary of Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Institute for Defense Analyses

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The working conditions are very good. The library is very good. The work is balanced and does not become chaotic. The work is varied and interesting. The atmosphere is collaborative and a small percentage of the colleagues are brilliant.

    Cons

    The work is fragmented. Continuity of work so that real expertise that is gained is accomplished by major effort from the individual. Real research is done in very few projects - the rest of the projects use buzzwords but are mundane.

    Advice to Management

    Very little synergy between research divisions There is little long term vision and few projects that support such a vision. Among peer FFRDCs IDA is NOT a shining star..


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